December 02, 2013 2 min read
Get your Illinois Souvenirs! Happy 195th Birthday today Illinois! Illinois Souvenirs are on special at JP’s Bear’s for one day only in celebration of the states birthday this December 3rd. Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818. And for today only you can use the coupon code ILL195 on any of your favorite Illinois state souvenirs. Choose from Illinois & Chicago Symbolz, Souvies and Peace Pals and receive a 20% discount on these state souvenirs. Here are some fun state facts: - Lincoln, Illinois is the city that was named for Abraham Lincoln before he was president. This is the city in which he practiced law from 1847-1859. - The Willis Tower (formerly named the Sears Tower) is a 108-story skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. Its construction was completed in 1973, and at that time was the Worlds tallest building for nearly 25 years. - The city of Metropolis was declared the “hometown” of Superman and is a real city in southern Illinois. - For over 40 years the Chicago River has been dyed green as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration. - Its nicknames are the “Prairie State” - The state flower is the Illinois Native (purple) Violet - The state bird is the Cardinal - The state tree is the White Oak Tree You can keep up to date on all of our products at our JP’s Bear’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. We post pictures of the stuffed bears on their journeys as well as the latest items that we have recently extended to our inventory. Also we post specials and retired state souvenirs frequently, so there’s almost always a special priced state bear being offered.
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